Synonyms for whack

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hwak, wak
Phonetic Transcription : ʰwæk, wæk

Top 10 synonyms for whack Other synonyms for the word whack

Définition of whack

Origin :
  • "to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
  • noun hit
  • noun try, attempt
Example sentences :
  • This gentleman said he never told a fellow what ailed him until he got his whack.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • There was a whack as one lump hit the boat, and a grunt as the other struck some man.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • Virginie had caught her a whack with all her might on her bare arm, just above the elbow.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • But on most of the occasions she only caught some whack for her trouble.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • "We won't get much of a whack at the Jerries," the colonel said rather testily.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • Oo may whack my boat all to pieces, baby—come back to Janey!
  • Extract from : « Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad » by Various
  • "And have first whack at the cakes; I think not," Daphne replied firmly.
  • Extract from : « Phyllis » by Dorothy Whitehill
  • Then he looked at the pump and he gave it a whack and he kicked at the spout and said "Shucks!"
  • Extract from : « Rippling Rhymes » by Walt Mason
  • The headache is merely nature's signal that something is out of whack.
  • Extract from : « Evening Round Up » by William Crosbie Hunter
  • Much obliged to you, Mr. Rowley, for givin' us first whack at it.
  • Extract from : « Torchy, Private Sec. » by Sewell Ford
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